Lima city centre, capital of Peru

Learn Spanish in Lima

Our school in Lima

The thriving, cosmopolitan district of Miraflores is the location for our Spanish language school in Lima, just a short walk away from fantastic beaches. In Miraflores you’ll find the spectacular Huaca Pucllana pyramid, built and abandoned long before either the Incas or the Spanish arrived here. In the modern school building are eight classrooms, a café and Wi-Fi Internet access. The patio area is the perfect place to unwind and get to know students from around the world!

Your Spanish course in Lima will have a maximum class size of just eight students, regardless of which course you take. This allows our school’s experienced, native teachers to give you very customised tuition, helping you to learn as quickly as possible! Every course is open to all levels, from beginner to advanced.


Our school in Lima
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Learn Spanish in Lima for a taste of the real Latin America! The city is a fascinating fusion of modern capital city, colonial splendour and priceless ancient Inca ruins. Lima acts as an ideal base for exploring the rest of Peru. Take a trip to the unforgettable Inca city in the sky, Machu Picchu, or travel north to the Amazonian river basin, teeming with exotic wildlife.

In the south lie the incredible floating islands of Lake Titicaca and the amazing, and mysterious, Nazca lines. Back in Lima, browse colourful Indian markets, practice your Spanish with friendly locals in elegant plazas, or visit one of the city’s stunning beaches! Conditions in Lima are perfect for surfing and paragliding, or you can simply relax on the golden sands. In the evening, dine out in one of Lima’s truly outstanding restaurants and admire the dazzling cityscape.

Courses in Lima

Available courses

    The Standard Course consists of 20 Spanish lessons each week, leaving you with plenty of free time to discover Lima and Peru! For a faster pace of learning, our Super-Intensive Course provides you with eight Private Lessons, as well as the 20 group lessons of the Standard Course. If you want complete control over lesson content, our school also offers a course of 20 Private Lessons per week.

    Take advantage of the excellent surf in Lima with our school’s Spanish & Surfing course! The programme offers 20 Spanish lessons and five hours professional surfing classes each week, with all equipment included.

    Learn Spanish in Lima and help the local community at the same time! Our school organises a Volunteer Work programme (often involving care work), lasting for just one or two months, or for anything up to a maximum duration of six months.

    Take a Spanish course in Lima with us, and you could split your time between multiple Latina American locations. With our school’s ‘multi-stay’ programme, you could, for example, spend four weeks learning Spanish at our Lima school, then continue the same course at our school in stylish Buenos Aires, Argentina. Or you might select our school in Santiago de Chile, Chile’s exciting capital, as a second destination. ‘Multi-stay’ courses allow you to experience a variety of Latin America locations and hear Spanish spoken in different accents!

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information on these courses.

    Special courses in Lima


    Available accommodation

    • Host Family
    • Shared Apartment

    A great way to experience the Peruvian culture and the friendliness of the Limeños is to stay with a host family. Enjoy breakfast and dinner with your family, and get plenty of Spanish practice! All families are carefully chosen by our school, ensuring that you are placed with the most compatible host family. Choose a single or a double room.

    You might prefer to prepare your own meals, though. Live in one of our school’s shared apartments, and you’ll share a kitchen with other language students from the school. This is the perfect arrangement if socialising with other students is important to you. Have a private room or share a bedroom with a student of the same gender.


    We want you to have an unforgettable time whilst you learn Spanish in Lima! So our school runs a packed activities programme for your free time. Join activities like trips into the rain forest, Peruvian cookery lessons, guided tours of Lima, horse-riding, cycling tours, trakking in the Lomas de Lucumo nature reserve and nights out in the city. Surfing weekends to Cerro Azul, Playa Waikiki, Punta Rocas and San Bartolo are also organised by the school.

    How to get there

    Our school can also arrange airport transfers for Lima Airport, for a small extra fee.

    Location of our school in Lima


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    4.8 / 5
    Average score for our school in Lima based on 5 previous client reviews.

    Student reviews & feedback

    School Staff

    The course was great and I came away with an amazingly good grasp of spanish that will be invaluable as I plan to stay on here a few months longer.

    The family I stayed with couldnt have been nicer to me, They included me as a member of their family when I was there and I believe I have made a good friend in Ana, who is the lady of the house, I have already been back to visit and am invited for their new year celebrations!

    School Staff

    I was at the school for four full weeks and never felt that there was a wasted moment during that time. The teaching staff are incredibly kind and knowledgeable. The classes are a mixed group of learners of different abilities and backgrounds yet everyone is able to participate fully.

    School Staff

    The school was great, staff and teachers were friendly and professional. My accommodation was very near the school it was good.

    School Staff
    R. (Jane) Gibbons

    The course was great and I came away with an amazingly good grasp of Spanish that will be invaluable as I plan to stay on here a few months longer. The family I stayed with couldn’t have been nicer to me , they included me as a member of their family when I was there and I believe I have made a good friend, I have already been back to visit and am invited for their new year celebrations!

    School Staff

    The first week was fabulous as I was the only one in the class and the teacher was very good so was able to go at my own pace. I learned a lot and had a really good time in Lima.

    School statistics

    Nationality (%)

    Belgium (2)
    Brazil (6)
    Canada (5)
    England (5)
    Germany (12.9)
    Other countries (8)
    Switzerland (10.4)
    United states (44.6)

    Average ages (June - Aug)

    * Statistics considered correct at the time of publishing

    Student stories on our blog

    My two months in Lima….

    Thinking back on my two months in Lima, I’m having a difficult time classifying my time here, and I think that says a lot in itself about the Peru that I’ve gotten to know! There’s so much diversity here that you can’t place much in categories, generalize and get away with it – there’s far too much here for that. From the three climate zones – la costa (the coast), la sierra (the mountains), and la selva (the rainforest) – to the people that inhabit those regions, to the obviously vast differences in the socio-economic makeup of the country; there is just too much variety to say any one thing about Peru. That variety provides students with great opportunities to see some amazing places. Being situated in Lima, you are in the perfect place to travel throughout the country. As one-third of the Peruvian population lives in Lima, everything runs through the city. You can take flights to take weeklong tours of the jungle or to spend time hiking up to Machu Picchu or take a bus for a weekend to the Nazca Lines or to a northern beach town. And with the school, you can adjust your schedule around these trips. Take a week off to travel and come back for more time improving you comprehension. Read more...

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